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Tompkinsville was the site where early European explorers replenished their fresh water supplies and was known in colonial times as the “Watering Place”. In 1815, a settlement was established by Daniel D. Tompkins in the neighborhood next to the existing quarantine station. He was elected Vice President the following year. In 1817 Tompkins built a dock at the foot of present-day Victory Boulevard and began offering steam ferry service to Manhattan. Tompkinsville was the site of a Naval Frontier Base of the US Navy for many years. During World War II, it was designated Tompkinsville, SI, New York.
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